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Teach Youth Cheerleaders Jumping Technique!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Britten Blackburn is the President/CEO at the Alabama Cheerleading Center and also serves as the head coach of the Bama All Starz in Bessemer, Alabama. In this clip from his Cheer Champs: Skills & Drills for Youth Cheerleading video, Coach Blackburn addresses the keys to teaching youth cheerleaders how to jump.

The most important parts of jumping, as Coach Blackburn explains, are arm position, creating power, pointing the toes, and utilizing good posture and balance. Though height is important, Coach Blackburn points out that it will come later as youth athletes’ muscles get stronger.

Youth Jumps

This clip came from Championship Productions’ video, “Cheer Champs: Skills & Drills for Youth Cheerleading.” Browse more cheerleading videos online at ChampionshipProductions.com!






Improve Your Players’ 1-on-1 Skills!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

University of Colorado head women’s coach, Ann Elliott, realizes the importance of having players who can defend well in one on one situations. In this drill, your athletes will be forced to use great body positioning and field awareness to keep offensive players from scoring easily around the net.

Simple 1 on 1 Drill

Drill Summary: Begin with a goalie in the net, an offensive player guarded by a defensive player just behind the net, another offensive player waiting out top and a coach with a pile of balls. To start, the coach throws a ball to the offensive player behind the net and the defensive player works to force the offense out. After the offensive player shoots, another ball is thrown to the offensive player out top and the defensive player must close out and force them down the wing.


Finally, after that offensive player shoots, a ground ball is rolled onto the field and the defensive player must scoop it up to complete the drill. The defense gets points for stops. Body positioning is paramount for success on defense in one on one situations!

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Drill Progressions for Developing Team Defense.” Browse other world class Lacrosse videos at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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